Friday, 27 June 2008
I have just finished making this bag, and is on Japanese Auction from today for 4 days.
I have used the European linen for the base, and a cotton fabric made in Pakistan for the outer pocket. I found this fabric in Spotlight, curtain section.
Size of this bag is W:33cm, H:29cm, D:13~10cm
The bag comes with a removable strap to fit to this side metal fittings.
This side pocket fits your mobile phone, or ipod.
Both outer pockets are fastened with a magnet hock, and has smaller pockets inside it for both pockets.
There are 4 inner pockets, and one is a removable pouch with a zipper.
This pouch has card pockets that will hold total of 6 cards.
You can store your purse or any valuables in this pouch for extra security.
The cotton fabric used inside is purchased at Spotlight.
Tuesday, 24 June 2008
The previous version of the sewing box.
The cross stitch is from Sajou, and it is stitched on the European Linen.
This blue fabric is from Laura Ashley.
This sattle colour is just beautifully matched to the European Linen.
This is the inside of the box.
Two removable mini boxes, a mini scissor case, pin cushion, and a small case for small quilting patterns or to use as a bin.
It is on Japanese Auction for 3 more days.
This is the second bag of this version, "embroidered girl".
The patchworks are all done with using antique feed sack fabrics.
This is the extra pocket inside the outer pocket.
The inside has 3 card holders on one side, and a mobile phone pocket and a normal pocket on the other side.
This is the back side of the bag.
The girl has just kicked one of her room shoes.
Where did it go?
You can find it somewhere in the patchwork at the front.
Tuesday, 17 June 2008
I have just put this bag into Japanese auction.
It's quite different from my previous works, but I just felt like a change in my style.
The patchwork for the front pocket is all done with using an antique feed sack, and I used my original embroidery of the retro girl as part of it.
There are an extra pocket inside the outer pocket, and is fastned by magnet hock.
The pocket holds a memo pad, and a pen.
This is one of the inside pocket. It has a 3D pocket for your mobile phone, and a normal flat pocket next to it with a stamp.
The inner fabric is cute isn't it? Its an apple pattern fabric I found in the Spotlight.
This is the other side of inner pocket, and it holds 3 cards.
I used 3 types of feed sack fabrics.
The strap is adjustable in length, so you can use it long or short, whichever you like.
It actually matches well with green outfit, doesn't it!
Saturday, 14 June 2008
I have been working on this cross stitch for 2 weeks now.
I haven't done much as I was busy doing the other things.
But now, I like to work hard on this stitch and move on.
While I was working on the above cross stitch,
I was also playing around with line stitches.
I wanted to try draw a character with embroidery,
and this is my first one.
Since I had few Retro chic feed sacks, I have
combined it with them and ..
Came up with this.
I will use a red fabric as a base and make a medium size bag with it.
I actually like the stamped phrase.
I don't know what it says because it's in French,
but apparently, it's a love letter.
At first I was going to use this patchwork of feed sacks,
but she didn't really match with this colour pattern,
so I have stitched another girl to match with this pattern.
I hope she match well with it.
It will be a same medium bag, but I still haven't decided on the base colour.
Friday, 13 June 2008
This is the sanitary sotrage box. It's quite cute isn't it?
The lid is fastened by the hidden magnet hock.
Wednesday, 11 June 2008
I will try them again with these patchworks. These are the fabrics I have collected long time ago, and I just don't really like them. I don't know if it has something to do with the age, or just my taste has changed since then, but I am not really sure how this turns out.
Monday, 9 June 2008
For many women who are concious about saving the environment, it is a common sense now a days to use a fabric menstrual napkins.
I have been making them and sold a lot over these few years to the Japanese ladies.
I was forced to stop the production due to poor quality of flannel cotton sold here.
Since then, I have used the hand spun and woven organic cotton fabrics which I had in my stock long time ago. Now the stock is low, I have to seek a good material, preferably organic cotton..
Anyway, I have stored all of my fabric napkins in this box.
It has a lid with magnetic button. I will be putting the handles on the sides.
This is a fabric napkin purse which I am thinking to sell as a set with the box above.
I'll be selling these items together with a supply of my fabric napkins.
And obviously they will be put on Japanese auction, but I'll just check the categories in e-bay if there is any oportunity there..
Friday, 6 June 2008
The fabric I used for inside is from Japan Liberty Masaki collection.
It's really popular now despite the price.
Few people are fighting over it, but the auction will finish tonight.
It's already gone above the previous price, so I am already happy!
Now, this is the big bag I just finished last night.
Well, I just thought I try.
And, I found that I actually like making a quilted bag!
This is the back side.
I love it's texture, and the colour goes so well with the feed sack!
There are few points that I want to improve, so I have put it on auction cheap this time.
It's in Yahoo Japan auction from today for 4 days.
Thursday, 5 June 2008
I wanted to make a unique side pocket design, and this is how it turned out. I need to make a button for the loop, but it can be done later.
The feed sacks I have used are all with white background, and some purple in the pattern. I patchworked them in a narrow fan shape, and then machine quilted it.
It was my first time to do machine quilting, but I found it fun! I think I like to do more quilting!
This is the new idea I have in mind right now. I have been making a sewing boxes with cross stitches, but to frame it would be nice as well. This is the craft from Denmark, called Aeska, and is a bit different from Cartonnage from France.
I don't know what I embroider, and whether I do cross stitch or not, but I do like to start on it pretty soon.
Wednesday, 4 June 2008
I have loads of them, so I am thinking of making more bags with them, but maybe in different shape from next time.